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Shocks for my truck

So basically the Rancho 5000's I have on here now suck ***** and I'm in need of a better performing shock.

I'm currently running no shocks up front, but I will soon weld in a set of F-250 shock towers to be able to run shocks up front.

Any suggestions to a little *better* ride?

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you should run some procomp ES9000 shocks for the price i really like mine 35 a piece.

get me some measurements and i can help with the shocks

have you seen these shock towers? that is what i would get if i had leaf springs up front.

http://bluetorchfab.com/store/produc...roducts_id=262

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Looks like a nice kit.

The rears have 14" of travel, but I'm not sure of collapsed or extended lengths.

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You sure like Summit don't you? haha Good place. I kind of want something a little bit , more if you will.

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little bit more? not sure i follow.
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Like something by FOX or another brand like that, but they have quite a few shocks to choose from and I'm not sure which would fit my application best.

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ditch the springs link it on coilovers..

tell your welding teacher you want to start another project im sure he can point you in the right direction
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bilstein 7100s.
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ditch the springs link it on coilovers..

tell your welding teacher you want to start another project im sure he can point you in the right direction
I want to, but I don't think I have the time for that.

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Anything with the name Bilstein is good. I don't have a truck like yours, but if i could tell a difference you should as well. I've had them for two years now and they are holding up perfectly.

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My buddy's toyota has Bilstein 5125s....the truck rides AWESOME! Affordable too. 14" travel front, 12" travel rear. Fronts are mounted to a hoop...similar to what beard posted. The 35s are too small...its ridin on 39.5 Iroks now.

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KYB MonoMax's
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Dude your buddy has a nice rig.
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Dude your buddy has a nice rig.
thanks man...there really is nothing like dropping 4k in 2 days, w/ a 2 day build time. lol.
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im ditching my supercrap shocks soon for bilstens again. 7100s front and 5150s for the rear
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